Valuable winning projects will strengthen Grundfos

03/11/2011

Valuable winning projects will strengthen Grundfos

Sofie Borberg and the team of Rune Frederiksen and Jesper Pedersen receive DKK 25,000 for their innovative projects about mixing loops and transnational communication.

Grundfos Project Award is given among engineering students and students in other fields who have made their final projects in cooperation with Grundfos. In addition to the honour each winning project gets DKK 25,000.

Unique concept

This year’s winners of the award for engineers are Rune Frederiksen and Jesper Pedersen from The Engineering College of Aarhus. They win the award for their project about ”Mixing loops with integrated regulating valve”, combining already known solutions and design in a new way. This has contributed to Grundfos being able to optimise specific products to make them require less space and become more flexible.

- Developing a unique concept distinguished from other solutions, was exciting and challenging. We are also very pleased to have delivered a concept suggestion which Grundfos values, said Rune Frederiksen, emphasising that his team is proud of the recognition.

Positive eye opener

Sofie Borberg from Aalborg University has made her winning, mercantile project for Grundfos’ Technical Marketing. With her project about “Communicating quality across borders” she analysed the way in which Technical Marketing in Denmark cooperate with the Chinese satellite department. The focal point of the project is cultural understanding and knowledge sharing.

- I am really pleased with the award. It was incredibly amazing to meet so many dedicated staff. I managed to open up for a large number of new perspectives – professionally as well as personally – by working in so close contact with an environment which otherwise would be unknown to me, said Sofie Borberg.

She is pleased with the fact that people in ’the real world’ can use her results and the 25,000 kroner award is not the only reward for Sofia to bring with her:

- The recognition allows me to look for jobs with extra confidence and courage, which is really nice.

Download photo of the award winners in high quality here.

The winners:
Front from left: Sofie Borberg, Aalborg Universitet, Rune Frederiksen and Jesper Pedersen, Ingeniørhøjskolen Aarhus.
The jury from Grundfos:
Back from left: Marianne Bryrup, Kurt Vendelbo, Frank Baake, Torben Buch Rasmussen, Henrik Andersen





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